[mythtv-users] Problem with linux on recent Xbox (2004-04-26)

Tim Tait t.tait at comcast.net
Mon Jul 12 12:21:14 EDT 2004

Jon Kunze wrote:

>To my knowledge there is still not soft mod solution for the newer
>(1.6) x-boxes. I know that if you chip the box, it will work, but not
>the soft mod. I'm sure there will be some soft of work around soon.
>Also, all new MechAssault games will not work. There is some info on
>xbox-scene.com about what to look for to get a working game. My advice
>would be to try a game rental place because they've probably got the
>original version of the game. Hope this help in some way.
I managed to find a used and abused original release of MA at 
blockbuster for sale ($16.99, what a rip. The new one sells for $19.99 
at bestbuy. I wonder if anybody buys any of those old games? Except to 
xbox/linux hackers of course:)

The "emergency linux" stuff runs, it just can't proceed to extact the 
EEPROM contents. Think this means I could go flash Cromwell, but I am 
unsure if that would leave the box working. I suppose it might since I 
think it replaces the eeprom contents with it's own. But I am fairly 
sure it could not restore back to orignal if need be.

May be time to return it and go the EPIA or mATX route.


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